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  • University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College
  • Veterinary School
  • Guelph
Individual Feedback 1 9 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 7
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.89 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.22 9

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 3
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 9
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 6
In a group 3

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 8
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
5.00 9

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Can't disclose" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI confidentiality agreement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a veterinarian?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to have my DVM degree tomorrow, what would I do with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of veterinary medicine interests you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I apply there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a conflict you have had and how you resolved it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your wok experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What made you choose this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe some cases/situations seen in practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does diversity mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sorts of things do vets do besides clinical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about dehorning?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What were your daily duties when you worked on the beef cattle farm?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What case had the biggest impact on my decision to become a vet." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are injured on the job and cannot practice in the same capacity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the average first year salary for veterinarians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the moment you knew you wanted to be a Veterinarian." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does OVMA, CVMA, and CVO stand for and what are their responsibilities?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What made you apply to this school in particular?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Remembering specific details about cases." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe you are an ethical person and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do veterinary school graduates have to do to become licensed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock MMI by the Future Vets Club, online research (current affairs, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"sample questions online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with colleagues who had recent interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions from the SDN, conversations with the admissions department." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced general grad school interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, talked with faculty from OVC who had done interviews in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"I made sure that I could back up everything that I wrote on my back ground information forms. I studied all of the basics vaccination schedules (large and small animal), restraint, animal behaviour, breeds, and any common procedures performed in clinics. Also, I made sure that I was aware of all of the ethical issues surrounding the use of animal and any current affairs related to the field." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"all the alumni and profs involved with interviews, degree of thought put into mmi scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness, seemed interested genuinely" More from this Member | Report Response

"The easy going manner of the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very welcoming and courteous." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they had my application printed and in front of them during the interview and were genuinely interested in hearing more about my experiences. Elizabeth Lowenger, the diversity and career coordinator at the dean's office met with me and my dad while we were waiting beforehand to give me more info about the school, clubs, and other students. She was so nice and friendly and I enjoyed talking to her so much before the interview that I didn't have a chance to get nervous at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The volunteers were friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"There interest in my work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They were not prepared. I didn't get to meet with professors or many students. It was not organized. No free parking for visitors." More from this Member | Report Response

"the "don't smile" policy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had less than a week's notice for my interview, so my travel plans were rushed, which made the flight very expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing I didn't like was that I was given less than 1 week's notice for the interview. Also, the admissions office was so behind that I didn't hear back about the interview until early May, frustratingly later than any of the U.S. schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The webpage that discusses the interview process does NOT mention that international students are interviewed differently. I thought it would be MMI, but it consisted of more general questions about my experiences and myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a great experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed as an international student, so my interview was like most with two interviewers. Ontarians go through a Multiple Mini Interview process which uses eight standardized scenarios and should be prepared for differently." More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviewed as an international student. I believe that interviews for Canadian residents are performed in a completely different format." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall my experience was positive. I have two females interviewing me. Some of the questions they asked me were as follows: How do you feel about the use of animals in research?, What was the most interesting thing that you saw while volunteering?, describe some of the books that you read this summer?, How can you tell if an animal is stressed? Why do you think that you will make a good vet? , How do you deal with stress?, What hours do large animal vets work? What are the responsibiliites of the large animal vet?" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 6
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 5
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.13 8

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 5

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 3
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 6
Train or subway 0
Other 0

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 0
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 1
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

Toronto international

Toronto

n/a

LaGuardia - Buffalo

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 5
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Delta

Marriott

Super 8

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Best Western

Delta

Marriott

Super 8

Yes

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
9.22 9

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 9

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 9

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 8

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.63 8

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
7.71 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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